Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Review: Big Sky Secrets by Linda Lael Miller

Title: Big Sky Secrets  
Author: Linda Lael Miller 
Series: Swoon Worthy Cowboy Series, #6  
Published: December 2013, Harlequin HQN
Format: ARC e-copy, 384 pages  
Source: Netgalley   

Self-made tycoon Landry Sutton heads to Hangman Bend's Ranch to sell his land to his brother Zane. Though he's got cowboy in his blood, Landry plans to return to city life before the dust even settles on his boots. Of course, he didn't count on falling for Big Sky Country…or Ria Manning.

Ria's starting to settle into country life herself…until she has a close encounter of the terrifying kind with a buffalo. Turns out the peeping monster belongs to the cowboy next door—and he has her running even more scared than his bison. She wants a home where the buffalo don't roam, and the men don't either. Could Landry's homecoming be her heart's undoing?

My thoughts: Oh...I'm so bummed that this is the final book in Linda Lael Miller's Swoon Worthy Cowboy series (as I like to call it!!!). I have absolutely loved this series - each book brought us hot cowboys that found their happily-ever-afters with down-to-earth gals that just seemed to be their perfect matches.

In this latest (and final) installment, we get Landry and Ria's story. I really liked this book and the fact that while the chemistry between Landry and Ria is hot and heavy, their relationship is not the main focus of the book. There are many other issues going on in the book that these characters need to deal with, including Ria's niece who shows up at her house after running away from her controlling mother, the runaway bulls that trample Ria's flowers; Landry's father showing up unexpectedly to name a few.

I loved all the characters in this book, from the main characters to the minor ones. Landry's butler, Highbridge is hysterical - oh how I would have loved to have seen a picture of him in his "duds" for the rodeo! And then there's Ria's sister, showing up to the dusty countryside in all white! One of the things I love about these small-town series is how everyone comes together to stand up for their own. There is an instance when quite a few show their disgust when someone picks on Ria. 

The romance itself between Landry and Ria is sweet, endearing, and even funny at times. It seems the perfect ending to a great series and I can't wait for Linda Lael Miller's next trilogy to come out - which is set to be released in the Spring of 2014.

Books in this series: 
  1. Big Sky Country
  2. Big Sky Mountain
  3. Big Sky River
  4. Big Sky Summer 
  5. Big Sky Wedding 
  6. Big Sky Secrets


  1. I like this series too and look forward to reading Landry's story. Happy New Year.

  2. Once in a while I like swoony cowboy books too!

  3. I love this author, but I haven't read this latest series. I have read plenty of her Mckettricks. Miller does such a great job with swoon worthy heroes, and delicious stories. Definitely need to put this as a must read for 2014. Happy New Year!!


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